The Dead Live at IZOD CENTER on 2009-04-28
April 28, 2009
Source: MK2 > CMC6XT (dina) + Kmr81i (A,B) > SX-PR > 722 (24/96)
Location: OTS @ 10'
Transfer: Compact Flash > vegas > CDWave > FLAC
Recorded by Robert Krall & Scott Reese
03.Fire on the Mountain*
01.New Potato caboose* >
02.Estimated Prophet* >
04.drums > space* >
05.Dear Mr. fantasy* >
06.Dark Star* (second verse)
07.Eyes of the world*
* = with Branford Marsalis
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|Fire on the Mountain*|
|New Potato caboose* >|
|Estimated Prophet* >|
|drums > space* >|
|Dear Mr. fantasy* >|
|Dark Star* (second verse)|
|Eyes of the world*|
- Compact Flash > vegas > CDWave > FLAC
- EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
- Taped by
- Robert Krall & Scott Reese
- IZOD CENTER
The Dead had their ups and downs on this tour, but this show is rightfully among the most highly-venerated. I could listen to this one with equally as much pleasure as any show they did with Jerry. Bra-VO, boys.
Subject: awesome shows
Subject: The Dead-Milestones
This is a great show !!!!!!!!!!
Subject: Good show
Subject: Youngin Dead Head gets his first Dead show...!
Now listen, I am a dead head, but i am also a huge Railroad Earth hobo, Cheese Head, Phish Phan, Umphan, Bone head, and recently, if possible Further head. Haha.
Getting to see this show in 2009 was INSANE. My first time ever seeing everone except for Phil. Saw Phil and Friends... I'm a active member on Ratdog's .org message board, but haven't even gotten to see jay, robin, kenny, MK, cause I saw Bobby and Jeff with the Dead on this date... 4/28/09 Izod Center.
It was INSANE. Nothing like being at a real shakedown. And believe me it was a shakedown. Got hectic in there, but pleasant vibe the whole time. A few tanks. Not anything TO hardcore. Of the expected.
And the playing was insane! Threw out the whole show I was bugging out at its beauty and intensity. Thanks so much tapers, I could of gone forever.
Subject: This show changed my life.
Subject: A magical night I will treasure forever
Subject: thank you branford!!!
Well a show can only earn 5 stars. The extra star was earned cause i was sober at the show and will remember it!! 5 1/2 years and going!!
I've seen several 5 star shows, 9/10/90, comes to mind the hornsby/vince shows, the spectrum unbrokenchain show and the vegas dead shows i saw had some gems too. I can see this show making it into a top 25 all times best shows, along with 9/10/90. IMHO, I think Branford knew the Dead music better this time than the other times he played with the band. 4/29/2009 ranks a little below this show, mostly because of set list. The msg show only issue was the lack of Branford!!! And I do hope Hornsby appears at a show or two. But, my real dream would be a 10 show run at msg, with Branford every night!!!
Subject: Just have to say thank you, thank you, thank you!
When Jerry died I knew a particular and unique form of human happiness was passing from the earth for me. It still makes me grieve. Stupid drug addict genius, may you rest in peace.
Nevertheless, and in spite of Bob's blatant and obvious flaws (just sing from the heart subtly, you showboating ding-dong), this new music is bringing me great joy. There truly will never be another band like this. We are lucky to see and hear them live again.
Yes, I get very annoyed by 5 star ratings for every show, when it is clear that many shows are less than such. Believe me, I saw some seriously boring shows in my time. But I also saw shows that were better than the best worship services I've ever been to - when "lovers come and go but the river roll, roll, roll" was a hymn, Scripture. I tell you - and I'd give my leg, even my Johnson, to return just for 10 minutes, to the perfect, utterly perfect and timeless, perfect and timeless care-free happiness of 1990, high as I could get get, with good friends nearby, job gleefully abandoned, enough money for the next month or two and no more, and then suddenly they were playing Wharf Rat just when you prayed they would. "I'll get up and fly away!" Hell, yeah, I will! By God, we still might just get up and fly away.
I'm convinced that 100/200/500 years from now people will look back on this band and say, that's when a new form of musical consciousness was born. Sure, Jazz is better at improv. Yes, Classical is more sophisticated in its formal structure. Yes, the Smashing Pumpkins in 1993 would have blown them off the stage like a bunch of tired drunk old ladies. Yes, Bob is Bob, may he be forgiven. But no one ever, ever has taken risks that these fucked-up goombas. And there is no Jazz or Classical combo on earth that could play "King Solomon's Marbles" and "Smokestack Lightning" with equal integrity and intensity. Or this "Bird Song" and "Lovelight."
The Grateful Dead are Dead. Long live the Grateful Dead!
So a thousand bows to you, tapers! May you receive the karmic rewards you deserve. I am forever Grateful for your efforts! Thank you archive.org.
Love and Peace to all!
Rev. Chris Bell
Anyway, this show ROCKS. Definitely one of the best of the tour so far, IMHO.
I'm looking forward to The Gorge -- only show I can get to on this tour. But meantime, I'm lovin' the tapers for bringing all this to us so quickly and with such high quality. THANK YOU!!
Subject: tour blog
Subject: Recording Made Me Appreciate The Show
Subject: great recording again
you know......I think I'll leave critiques of the band to all you really smart guys. Since they've been doing this for forty four years and I've only been watching them for thirty of those I'll gladly just soak up whatever they do however they do it and consider myself extremely lucky.
Subject: Good Show
Subject: Listen to them Swing, Drum, Space & Rock
In the past, the drums didn't always work for me, but this run of shows has delivered a great drum sequence every night. And these two shows with Branford are killer. Who else is going to show up in the dates ahead? Cobham? Joan O? Carlos? It seems that they are rediscovering themselves by re-discovering the breadth and depth of their songs so some more historic sidemen(women) should be showing up too. If this is really all a run up to going back into the studio to record some new music, I'm actually starting to get excited about the idea. Bring it on!!!
Subject: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
The boys are LISTENING and jamming! :)
Subject: Easy does IT
Subject: Great Show from the start
Starting out with US Blues, then Scarlet Bagonias followed by Fire on the Mountain was a sick start to the concert.
The Band was totally into it as well as the crowd (except for the fact that the show was NOT sold out!).
The show was amazing, great vibes, and great jamming!
The Dead ROCKS!
Subject: Show was most excellent!!
Subject: First One
Subject: Sounds like Bob's warmin' up and feeling it..nice
Subject: Get to a Show
Subject: Just Listen
GREAT job taping and mixing, sounds like you guys hacked into the soundboard. Thanks.
Subject: Mellow Show
Subject: Yea, Baby!
As for the negative critiques: You're entitled to your opinions and when a show is a stinker (trust me, there have been many since 1966) it should be noted. However, my opinion is that this is a fine show and worthy of 4 stars easy.
I'm "marking it an eight, Dude" just to counter the bullshit 2 that drug this fine show down. I'll download it and listen to it many times, I'm sure. You're entering a world of pain, Negative Nellies. Run along now, y'er Maypo is gettin' cold.
I'm one of the "Old Guys" and have mellowed with age, thank God. There's no reason for the Peanut Gallery to call for the 86ing of Phil's singing or for Bob to do things "their way" instead of how it was tossed around by the boys in the rehearsal rooms before the show. It's THEIR BAND, not yours. And, yea, like Phil's gonna' quit singing now anyway. I even like it.
You want something different? Ya' shoulda' spent 40 years playing and come up with whatever plunked your magic twanger, Froggy. These guys have earned everything they've got. Period. Dues paid in full. Rock on.
I'm with WHN on this one...Ungrateful Puppies.
Subject: Bob's inflection
Subject: Protecting sources
--ONE DAY LATER--
OK, after listening to the show I'm back on the bus. Even with Jerry they had their off nights too. The show is very listenable and Bradford is always a treat!
Subject: It's no 3/29/90...
The sound on this recording is fabulous. And there's some pretty fine playing in here as well. I will listen to this again. Maybe right after I listen to 4/29.
Subject: THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED!!!!!
I may be biased since I was at this show(as well as several this tour) but I've got to give this download 4 stars for sound quality and another four for the bands energy.P.S. anyone who says I suck for liking this music and would like to back it up I am Beach Haven Harry and I'll Be under the Spectrum sign after Friday and Saturday nights shows just like the last 30 Dead shows I saw there.
Subject: Branford is da Man!!
Subject: Just gets better n' better
Subject: This Here Be The No-Foolin' Betty Real Snot, Kids!
I now in all sincere honesty have to have the stones to admit how splufastically wrong me and a bevy of like minded souls were about the commitment the Lads have brought to bear on this here caravan.
Listening to the show in glorious digitalis I am floored by how true, how grand, how emotionally these guys are playing. Yes, there are warts on a few spots. GOOD! It's not Britney Fucking Spears! When you play with Magic you will sometimes go, "Oops! That's wasn't quite it just there."
So. To cases.
First - To The Tapers - you are doing an AMAZING job! The quality of the Aud tapes on the board would rival any production "Live" Lp only a few years back and are better than some of the older boards. Your gifts freely shared must be acknowledged as the best quality auds heard in a very very long time. Kudos!
Second - No matter how long The Lads now practice they are NEVER going to go back to '74, ( Bobby's choice to bust old school on the ES 335 not withstanding ). These are MEN in their 50's and Phil at least in his 60's and they are NOT going to stroll out on a stage in 2009 with a skin full of acid and do 35 minutes of feedback. Thank God! We are hearing the BAND play better this tour than they played at least going back to later '89 early '90. which brings us to…
Third - This now, finally, joyfully, blissfully, a BAND. This isn't Mother Love's Travelling Medicine Ball Carny Freak Show of late years past with three guitar players, various keyboards, a girl singer or two, and Methuselah only know what for a vibe. Take a trip back, with Father Tyresius, to December of '73 when DG was out on some type leave or anther, grab an earful of 12-18-73, just for starters: 1 Lead guitar, 1 Rhythm guitar, 1 Bass, 1 Drummer, 1 keyboard. EPIC sound and traversing the tightest of the tight to the loosest of loose. And it only took seven years of touring to get there!
Warren Haynes isn't a hired hand on this tour. This IS THE BAND and let's all hope and pray to the Magic Gods that we are seeing the permanent line up. In the space of a single not yet over tour this band has made such an amazing sojourn of progress that to complain is to literally anoint one's self as the Lord Poohbah of All Knowing and drop your shorts at the same time. I know how to play this stuff and they're really playing the snot out of it. And they're only going to get Better at it! Wheeeeee!!
Fourth - It's typical - TYPICAL - that if you give a Dead Head everything he can possibly imagine he'll complain that it didn't come wrapped up in free-range hemp fabric grown on a organically sustainable collective in Oregon next to a hydroponics weed plot and "where's my miracle ticket, bra?" I've long been astounded that so many overly whiney, smelly, unkempt, thoughtless yahoos seem to delight in going to shows, stand on chairs incessantly yerfling their Wahibi Estrus Yawp while screeching "GRATEFUL" at the top of their lungs and know so very little including nothing at all about what the word "Grateful" actually means.
Kids, this - as much to the amazement of everyone as it can get - is the tour we have ALL longed and hoped for. It just keeps getting better, and better, and the end will be here soon enough. What possible good is served by hastening it along?
Therefore, I herewith present to all the whiners, the snivellers, ( the squeaky yipping pooch faced patchouli pups out there wanderign lost and letting everyone know about it ), your very own TAFKAP Get The Hell Over Yourself Award for Preposterous Toadying. You know who you are. And the next time you're at a show, we'll all be able to get a glimpse of your gob when in the middle of a tender soft moment you stand up and let loose - yerfling your Wahibi Estrus Yawp.
For myself, I can't wait to see what happens next! With so much magic, gotta be an Allgator out there somewhere...
Subject: Most Important Message from 4/29 Show
While the entire band should be applauded for a great show, Phil deserves special mention for bringing this important issue to light. I hope that many people at the show follow Phil's advice and tell the person they love the most that if anything happens to them they want to donate their organs. Remember you can't use them in heaven. Thanks Phil.
Subject: Muchos Gracias
Here's what I did to break the show into 3 audio CDs:
03.Fire on the Mountain*
01.New Potato caboose* >
02.Estimated Prophet* >
04.drums > space* >
05.Dear Mr. fantasy* >
06.Dark Star* (second verse)
07.Eyes of the world*
Subject: Sorry to inform you naysayers...
Subject: I'm Loving it!
These shows get better than ever everytime i listen. So to all the nay sayers...Its still the grateful dead. its just a new decade its just changed a little. be humble that us young kids get to even see a portion of what you saw. and feel that grove that they want to share with us so bad.
Subject: oh thats rich
Subject: really now Big#1
Subject: 2 much bitching!!!
Subject: You gotta be kidding me!
Subject: oh my!!!!
Subject: Great Show
Subject: best jams and recording of the tour so far, IMO, but...
In all seriousness, though (and in spite of how serious I actually was), the Greensboro show tapes got me pretty amped up but then there was a real tentative pullback in subsequent gigs as the band seemed to attempt to gel, musically reacquaint and pull it all together. There have, however, been major glimmers of brilliance in the jams. Warren is an unbelievable heir to the honor of playing and singing Jerry's notes (and has touches of the Brent rasp in that voice), Bob has been just downright nasty, Phil has been dropping bombs, the drums sound like they never stopped playing and Chimenti has been stellar. It all started ramping up right around the Worcester shows and then really took off the other night in NY. This show sounds like the full circle culmination of all of the tentativeness. Heavy on the jams. Jerry is smiling. Would love to hear Hornsby sit in for a gig or two for vocal chops alone, but Chimenti's making it really difficult to complain about the key work.
If you're going to pick a show to download in time for the weather to get warm, make it this one. If the jams bore you...steer clear...but if you're feeling nostalgic for hearing the tunes you love played like you loved hearing/seeing them, this is the real deal.
Jerry's gone and boy does that suck because this new tour has prompted me to dig deep into the gems of my collection and it has sure rustled up some memories of days and times long gone. Many naysayers consider a tour of this nature blasphemy due to the obvious omission of a man who can never be replaced. But people said the same thing when Pigpen passed and look what the band did after that. I consider this new project something which has amazing potential and should be allowed to evolve without being dismissed out of hand. It could become a beautiful thing. I'm keeping an open mind.
The recording gets a 5 star rating from me. The band? they'll only get four stars as long as Phil is singing more than Unbroken Chain and Box of Rain ;-)
Subject: there STILL is nothin like a Dead concert
many many splendid moments in this show
tnx U tapers !!!!!!!!!
Subject: Painfully High Standards
My .02 is that this tour may not be wild and adventurous, but to describe it as "painful" because the boys aren't putting out 1973-esque craziness is simply being picky. Get over it.
BTW, I say this before listening to this recording; therefore, I won't offer a rating on this PARTICULAR recording. I'm speaking about the tour as a whole.
Subject: Great show
Thanks for posting so quickly. I'm really enjoying hearing it again, though it seemed louder / more intense in person - no surprise :)
Subject: Better...Not quite there yet, though
Jerry departed to (finally) hear some stuff approaching serious respectability, yet.......
and even though I know they are NOT the Grateful
Dead and its important not to draw direct comparisons....still...even acknowledging they're
fun, lively shows worth attending....there is yet
nothing about this that "breaks through to the
There's just too much "Beach Boys' Reunion"
ambience to all this. It would be better if they
were trying really hard, and fell on their faces
in the attempt. Instead, we get very safe, competent, undemanding stuff - highly listenable,
My guess is, eventually, when all the euphoria
wears off and a certain objective distance is
attained, the serious analysts among us will provide less giddy and more factual reviews.
There's nothing here that will withstand the
test of time, regrettably.
Subject: Another level
Inspired choice for the opener after Monday's Morning's F-U from Washington DC
Subject: too much!
Subject: Best show of the run so far...............
Subject: WOW!! what a set list
is JERRY still alive or what????????!!!!!!!
love what/how you guys are still playing after all these years.
couldn't have picked a better set list.
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE/HEAR PHILLY SAT NITE.
GOD BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Subject: I was there sitting 5th row right in front of Branford
Everyone was smiling especially Mickey and Billy, and our seats were off the hook. You could have gotten in for free and security was non existent to this, the parking lot had every good imaginable and the day was beautiful. Expectations were high after Sat which was one of the best shows I have seen by ANYONE let alone the dead but this just sizzled.
Play this with headphones on pushing this into your ears it is so hot. Hard to pick a favorite song, maybe lovelight or estimated I have no idea, Franklins encore?
I gave 5 to Wilkes Barre because I thought it was a really great show and much better than Albany but this will stand alone for a very long time - Have to scoot as I am on my way back to the floor for tonight.
Subject: keep 'em coming
GOD BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD
I hope the heavens are alive with the music here on Earth
Subject: So sweet
Subject: Thanks for posting so quickly!!!
Subject: IZOD! (NOT A SLEEPY ALLIGATOR!)
Second, having only listened to Est.Proph and jam, can only state that the gel is workin, the old musical muscles are HOT! BranMar is keynot.
(I will officially stop complaining to my friends that they need to pick up the pace)
(Now really bummed to have to miss and dump my Chi tix, it happens...)
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